Application Engineer B

Yaskawa Electric America Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 2 months ago

Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a U.S. corporation, which provides Automation Solutions and Support to customers in North America, Central America, and South America. Products are marketed and sold through partners, representatives, dealers, distributors and direct sales. The parent company, Yaskawa Electric Corporation of Japan is the world's largest manufacturer of AC Inverter Drives, Servo and Motion Control, and Robotics Automation Systems. Since 1915, Yaskawa Electric has served the world's need for products to improve global productivity through Automation.

The Motion Applications Engineer, located in Santa Clara, will perform testing and troubleshooting of YAI developed products to reduce defects / bugs in the field to an absolute minimum. Supporting internal development processes employed by the applications and development teams to deliver new features and products is an important part of this role. Additionally, focus is placed on providing high quality technical expertise to assist fellow YAI engineers and customers in applying current and legacy Yaskawa motion products; an overriding goal is to continually increase technical and commercial knowledge of Yaskawa product feature/functions and integration with complementary products and technologies.

The successful candidate will display a driven attitude and capacity towards learning and mastering motion automation technology, and applying practical engineering knowledge.


  • Four year BS degree in electrical, mechanical, computer engineering, or mechatronics.

  • Three to five years of related work experience.

  • Software expertise: PLC programming and languages such as C++, C#, VB, or Python.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, including technical writing and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational time management skills with a team approach.

The Motion Application Engineering group engages in many activities which make the job interesting and non repetitive. Job responsibilities include:

  • Support of robotics applications;

  • Support development of Yaskawa motion controllers

  • Supporting applications at large OEM customers

Yaskawa is an equal opportunity employer. Some key advantages of working at Yaskawa include: a global environment with interactions to numerous cultures, career opportunities in diverse areas, a highly competitive benefit package, including a generous 401(K) plan, profit sharing, corporate wide bonus plan, and an educational assistance program offering up to $10,000 per year for graduate courses.



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Application Engineer B

Yaskawa Electric America